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Investing in human capital

This paper front-paged findings of a Planning Commission paper, titled `Perspective Plan of Bangladesh (2021-2041), Saturday that forecasts Bangladesh's edge in production based on cheap labour is not `guaranteed for all time'. Economists in the Commission, as well as outside of it, have all along said that such advantages diminish...

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Letting students grow a passion for English

As has been observed by the country's academics, teachers, guardians and students, the credit for increase in the pass rate of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams goes to the examinees' better performance in English and physics. On elaboration, it has been found that the rise in pass rate...

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Seeking a solution to safe drinking water

Who does not recognise the necessity for safe drinking water? Safe water saves life, but it is terribly under threat. The WHO (World Health Organisation) estimates that around half of the population of Bangladesh are drinking unsafe water and the nation is in danger. People living in the South-western part...

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Helping the flood-affected people of the country

IAs the water level in all major rivers continues to rise above the danger mark, the flood situation in the northern districts of the country are still showing no significant signs of improvement. Many of the flood-hit people are unable to return to their homes from temporary shelters as their...

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Need for proper drainage system in Dhaka

Dhaka is one of the most populous cities not just in Bangladesh, but in the world. Thousands of people come here every day for the sake of their livelihood. These people are living in this city while struggling through numerous problems. Often the road excavation and repair work being done...

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